On a cloudy March evening, a loaded coal train rolls through the mountains of Virginia.
The Virginia hills are coated in white during an early spring snowfall that brought up to 10 inches in the area surrounding Radford. An eastbound mixed freight glides downgrade along the former V... (more)
Thick fog and a heavy blanket of snow have covered the Virginia hills as the Whitethorne pushers wait amid the stillness to assist another coal train over the mountain on their journey to Roanoke ... (more)
The LORAM rail grinder works along Norfolk Southern's Whitethorne District making several passes along the mainline grinding the rails on a beautiful spring afternoon.
Eastbound on the former Virginian.
An eastbound approaches Roanoke on the former Virginian behind two ex-SOU SD40-2's (3226, 3215) and an ex-NW SD40 (1585).
With the sun below the hills creating a spectacular sunset sky, two trains meet at the siding in Kumis on the former Virginian Railway. This was a great ending to a day following N&W 611's return ... (more)
After a long day chasing N&W 611, the three of us head West towards home and decided to stop to grab a shot of these two manifest freights meeting at Kumis control point.
The "trash train" takes the siding at Kumis for a meet with NS 129 during the westward leg of their turn between Roanoke and Bradshaw. NS V60 is about the only thing you'll see heading west over t... (more)
Eastbound coal train on the former Virginian passes the CPL's at McCoy along the New River in later October, 2014.
Loaded coal train 76A round the curve at Eggleston as the cliffs make a nice backdrop on a crisp fall afternoon.
A BNSF SD70MAC in BN Executive colors leads a Tidewater-bound coal train down Christiansburg Mountain.
NS 91K heads east along the old Virginian passing through the community of Kumis.
In an absolutely gorgeous setting, No. 820 drops downgrade through Kumis, Va., with a heavy coal drag bound for the ports at Norfolk, as the whine of dynamics disrupt the tranquility of the scene.... (more)
As the sun begins to set behind the surrounding mountains in Elliston, Va., train No. 756 rolls through Kumis behind NS's Virginian heritage unit leading on home-rails.